The Soul of Pakistan Photography Show at Nomad Art Gallery

Titled ‘The Soul of Pakistan,’ a vibrant collection of photographs portraying the people and places of Pakistan goes on display at Nomad Art Gallery here today (Wednesday).

Azhar Hafeez, Abdul Razaq Vance, Abrar Cheema, Kulsoom Aftab, Malik Ayaz Mehmood, Svitlana Plyhun and Umair Ghani are the participating photographers.

Azhar has been clicking moments into memories for the past two decades. His latest selection of photographs is a loving tribute to the diverse landscapes and faces of Pakistan. He graduated in photography and graphic design from the National College of Arts, Lahore, and has twice been awarded gold medals.

Vance is skilled in photography and Photoshop. He has a creative eye that enables him to produce high-quality images recognised by numerous awards. He has great knowledge and skill in defining themes and concepts.

Cheema has a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the Punjab University, Lahore. He pursued a career in multimedia productions. The beauty, colours, and fascinating culture of Pakistan continued to inspire him. Being an artist, he decided to use his camera as a tool and started capturing his inspiration. He is fully committed to pursuing his mission to introduce the “real visage of Pakistan and its innocence” to the rest of world.

Kulsoom, a graduate from NCA, Lahore, is a talented artist and photographer who has done some creative work on Wazir Khan Mosque in the cultural city of Lahore. She also focuses on decorative tiles and terra cotta products. She has participated in numerous exhibitions.

Svitlana Plyhun is a Ukrainian self-thought photographer who developed her skill while she was staying in Switzerland. When she visited Afghanistan, she was fascinated by the colours, faces and characters of the country. In the present exhibition, she has captured a series of photography on Afghan children.

Umair, a graduate of the Punjab University, says, “I feel comfortable photographing women and win their admiration and confidence in return. I see women of Pakistan as strong and intelligent creatures, fighting against a judgment of odds with dignity and pride.” He has exhibited his photographs internationally. His creative work has been appreciated and awarded. The exhibition will continue till August 9.
(The News)

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